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Royals open as moneyline underdog vs Red Sox

Boston Red SoxKansas City Royals
Aug 10, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

70-48TEAM RECORD60-53

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Red Sox invade Kauffman Stadium on Saturday.

The Royals will rely on Jeremy Guthrie to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Felix Doubront will be his counterpart for the Red Sox. Jeremy Guthrie is 12-7 this season, and Felix Doubront is 8-5.

View Boston vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as 108 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Royals) and the No. 2 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.5 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

The Red Sox were a 9-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-6 to Kansas City on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Red Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Kansas City, Sunday, August 11

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